Sunset Beach

   The Mid-Range Collection

The Gambia  |  Kotu

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Tue 02 Jun 2015 - 7 nights

from £696 £666pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Fri 03 Apr 2015 - 7 nights

from £817pp (based on 2 sharing)

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A small and friendly hotel in Kotu, the Sunset Beach Hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere and well-equipped rooms for this grade of property.

In recent years Sunset Beach Hotel had proved popular with guests and attracts a number of repeat clients, as well as regular groups, who love the well-tended gardens and the friendly atmosphere at this hotel.

Situated between the beach and the neighbouring, rather erratic Kotu stream, there's a laid-back atmosphere here with only limited activities in the daytime, leaving lots of time to simply relax by the pool. The swimming pool and sun terraces offer an alternative to the beach, which tends to vary in size depending on the course of the Kotu stream so sunbeds are within the hotel grounds on the terrace, but you will be able to access a long sandy beach if you enjoy strolling along the sand. Please note that, in order to support the hotel's efforts to reduce its impact on the environment, a pool/beach towel will be provided for your use on arrival with a small charge for replacement towels during your stay.

With its well-equipped rooms and apartments, all refurbished in 2013 and now including air-conditioning as standard, it is extremely popular hotel. Rooms are arranged in either single or two storey buildings within the tropical gardens, and are well equipped for this grade of hotel with a television, fridge, telephone and a terrace or balcony. Self-catering apartments are also available with a separate living area, basic cooking facilities and air-conditioning.

The Sunset Grill bar, with the beach on one side and the pool on the other, is open all day for snacks. Evening meals, an à la carte menu and varied buffet breakfasts are served at the main, beachside restaurant, which has a rooftop terrace perfectly placed to enjoy an early evening drink and watch the sun set.

Entertainment-wise, there are regular African cultural shows in the evening. The Fajara golf course is close by and a craft market, supermarket, beach bars, restaurants and other hotels are within easy walking distance in the Kotu area. The Gambia's liveliest resort, Kololi, is just a five minute taxi ride away and there is a taxi rank just outside the hotel.

The location of the hotel next to Kotu Stream makes it an ideal base for birdwatchers and the huge variety of birdlife in the area means that it is often visited by birding guides as well as Chris Packham when he guides tours in The Gambia.  However, the hotel also offers a perfect getaway for couples and families, and is attracting more and more repeat customers who are satisfied with the good standard of accommodation and friendly service.


Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool with children’s area 
  • Sun terrace
  • Sandy beach
  • Pool bar
  • Bar 
  • Beauty salon
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (payable locally
  • 97 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin or double beds
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Safe facilities (payable locally)
  • 2 pin sockets
  • Air-conditioning


  • African cultural shows in the evening 
  • Birdwatching along Kotu stream
  • The Fajara golf course is near by 

Cuisine Information

  • Buffet continental breakfast with some hot options 
  • Restaurant with occasional buffet service and table d'hote menu
  • À la carte menu available
  • Sunset Grill pool bar serving snacks all day
  • Room Service: Available

88% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 24 reviews.

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Rooms at Sunset Beach

Standard AC Room

From £666pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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AC Apartment

From £729pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Sunset Beach pool/beach bar and restaurant

Sunset Café

International Cuisine Buffet


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Evening at the restaurant

Sunset Grill

International Cuisine


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One of the restaurants at Bakotu Hotel

Boss Lady

Gambian Restaurant/Café


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Captain's Table a la carte restaurant, Hotel Bakotu

Captain's Table

International Cuisine


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South Kotu


Italian Cuisine


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South Kotu


Lebanese Cuisine

(excluding Sundays)

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About the Local Area (Kotu)

This is a resort area that has developed over the past few years with some new bars and restaurants now open in winter, in addition to hotel restaurants which are open to the public.

Kotu boasts some popular hotels, with Kombo Beach dominating the beachfront. There is also the quieter charm of Bakotu and the beautiful gardens of Bungalow Beach Aparthotel. The area also has a busy and boisterous craft market in which you can find batiks and all manner of superb wood carvings. Kotu has a number of good restaurants including the excellent Sailor's local restaurant which is along the beach. There is also a golf course nearby.


Another wide, sandy beach which is fairly flat and ideal for families, although not a very deep beach in terms of distance to the ocean. The area outside the Sunset Beach can change quite dramatically depending on the direction of the Kotu stream.